5 user 3 critic

The SuperVips (1968)

Vip, mio fratello superuomo (original title)
A satire of modern society recounting the adventures of the last in a line of Supermen, the film pokes fun at the processes that lie behind advertising, politics and our consumer society.


Bruno Bozzetto


Bruno Bozzetto (screenplay), Bruno Bozzetto (story) | 2 more credits »


Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini
West and Soda (1965)
Animation | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A greedy villain tries to coerce a woman into marrying him so he can take over her land, when a stranger rides into town intent on taking down the bad guys.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Stars: Nando Gazzolo, Vittoria Febbi, Carlo Romano
Cavallette (1990)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Men killing each other through the ages for various reasons.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

For the first time, a film about what's inside, behind, before, beneath and in the pockets of Italian animation legend Bruno Bozzetto.

Director: Marco Bonfanti
Stars: Bruno Bozzetto, John Lasseter, Nick Park
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier
Fehérlófia (1981)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A dethroned goddess-turned-horse gives birth to three superpowered sons who set out to save three princesses from three ancient dragons and reclaim their parents' lost kingdom from the underworld.

Director: Marcell Jankovics
Stars: György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó
Volere volare (1991)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Martina is a professional lady whose clients are harmless if eccentric; she sees herself as a social worker. Shy Maurizio dubs sound for cartoons while his outgoing brother dubs more saucy ... See full summary »

Directors: Guido Manuli, Maurizio Nichetti
Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Angela Finocchiaro, Mariella Valentini
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The usual gang of robbers in engaged by a thief from Milan to steal a suitcase full of money, but troubles will menace the success of the operation.

Director: Nanni Loy
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, Claudia Cardinale
Animation | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Adam's and Eve's epic journey throughout history trying to find the meaning of human life. Do we grow in wisdom as centuries pass, or just drift towards an inevitable doom?

Director: Marcell Jankovics
Stars: Gyula Balázsi, Péter Benkö, Ágnes Bertalan
I mostri (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Lando Buzzanca
Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bancomat è un piccolo truffatore, "specializzato" in carte di credito. Una mattina deve essere scortato dal carcere al tribunale da un giovane poliziotto, frustrato aspirante scrittore. Per... See full summary »

Directors: Aldo Baglio, Giacomo Poretti, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Fabrizio Ambrassa, Fabio Biaggi, Aldo Baglio
Boris (2007–2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A look at the daily misadventures of the troupe filming the low-quality TV series "Gli Occhi del Cuore 2".

Stars: Luca Amorosino, Antonino Bruschetta, Paolo Calabresi


Credited cast:
Roberto Bertea Roberto Bertea ... Nazi scientist (voice)
Fiorella Betti Fiorella Betti ... Lisa (voice)
Vittorio Cramer Vittorio Cramer ... (voice)
Carlo D'Angelo Carlo D'Angelo ... Narrator (voice)
Luciano De Ambrosis Luciano De Ambrosis ... Adam's boys Leader (voice)
Arturo Dominici ... (voice)
Micaela Esdra Micaela Esdra ... Nervustrella (voice)
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Colonel (voice)
Oreste Lionello ... Mini VIP (voice)
Pino Locchi Pino Locchi ... Schultz (voice)
Lydia Simoneschi Lydia Simoneschi ... Happy Betty (voice) (as Lidia Simoneschi)


A satire of modern society recounting the adventures of the last in a line of Supermen, the film pokes fun at the processes that lie behind advertising, politics and our consumer society.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

social satire | spoof | See All (2) »


Animation | Comedy


See all certifications »






Release Date:

31 October 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The SuperVips See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Happy Betty has slave employees in the film who are Asian in the film. Which didn't go over well with many American financiers. Lady Robinson felt the film could not be sold to Japan with the Asian slave characters and asked to make them green said Director Bruno Bozzetto See more »


Followed by PsicoVip (2009) See more »


Vai, vai
Composed by Johnny Gregory (as John Gregory)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

VIP: MY BROTHER SUPERMAN (Bruno Bozzetto, 1968) ***
2 January 2009 | by MARIO GAUCISee all my reviews

The unprecedented success of Bozzetto's WEST AND SODA ensured a more ambitious follow-up with the aid of American financiers. Biting the hand that fed him (Bozzetto had primarily been involved in making animated commercials), he came up with a sharply satirical narrative about the perils inherent in incessant commercial spoon-feeding to Italian TV audiences. Supervip is the latest in a long line of strapping superheroes while Minivip is his inept 'accidental' twin brother; the latter – short, bespectacled and saddled with an inferiority complex – is a splendid caricature of Woody Allen. During a psychiatrist-imposed vacation, the latter stumbles onto a massive brainwashing conspiracy instigated by Happy Betty, the head of a chain of supermarkets, intent on controlling the worldwide market through missiles lodged into her customers' brain that turn them into compulsive buyers! Every superhero has to have a sweetheart: the intrepid red-headed Lisa is Supervip's girl while the diminutive Nervustrella is the one that loves Minivip in spite of himself; conversely, Happy Betty's minions include a strongman dubbed "The Colonel" and the pint-sized, monocle-sporting Schultz. The film is driven by a superb song score courtesy of Franco Godi that includes a mournful lament by Happy Betty's imprisoned, unsuccessful experiment subjects and a climactic production number performed by the villains themselves when hoist in their own petards. Comic highlight: the "day in the life" demonstration of Happy Betty's assembly-line workers.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed